Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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Can I Afford It?
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On-Campus Jobs at the University of Rochester Part One
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Short-Term Study Abroad: The Center for Education Abroad’s Hidden Gem
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Cooking on Campus
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How to Stay Healthy in College
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Morality, Or The Luck of The Draw: Everybody opens at Todd Theatre
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An Open Letter to High Schoolers Awaiting College Decisions
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Some Smart Ways to Be Smart: Guide to UR Resources
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Living Off Campus: The Rochester Edition
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How the Arts Help Create a Balanced Life at College

Can I Afford It?

Congratulations on being admitted to the University of Rochester! We know that finances are a big part of the college decision-making process for college. For many of you, the question “Can I afford it?” will be weighing heavily on your mind as the May 1 decision deadline approaches. So, what are some of the considerations[…]

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On-Campus Jobs at the University of Rochester Part One

One of the big differences between high school and college is the amount of free time you have. In most high schools, students are expected to be in class from anywhere between 7 am to 5 pm. While this time may include some club and after-school activities, students are typically in classes back to back[…]

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Short-Term Study Abroad: The Center for Education Abroad’s Hidden Gem

By: Emily Tworek, Class of 2020 Studying abroad is a huge part of the Rochester experience for many students: being able to go abroad in all but two semesters, programs around the world taught by Rochester faculty or with partner institutions, and a strong base of alumni who have already gone abroad are huge factors[…]

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Cooking on Campus

As a tour guide, I get asked a lot of questions from prospective students about food – what is the food like here? How do meal plans work? Are there gluten or lactose-free options? But one question that I usually get directed to me and my experiences is, “Do you cook?” I do, actually! I[…]

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How to Stay Healthy in College

Every semester, about four weeks in, the entire campus gets sick. Every October and February, lecture halls are filled with the chorus of coughs and sniffles as students try to power through a cold. With everyone living so close together, it’s very easy for illness to spread. I didn’t get sick often in high school,[…]

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Morality, Or The Luck of The Draw: Everybody opens at Todd Theatre

By: Emily Tworek, Class of 2020   There’s a new kind of theatre happening at Todd Theatre: an unpredictable, immersive, ambitious, and challenging production of Everybody, a contemporary re-imagining of the medieval play Everyman. The play, written by Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins was a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize, utilizes a lottery to determine which actor[…]

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An Open Letter to High Schoolers Awaiting College Decisions

Dear high schooler, With college decision season right around the corner, this time of year is probably both exciting and terrifying for you. During the few months between the start of January, when I submitted my final application, and the end of April, when I submitted my enrollment deposit to Rochester, I remember constantly running[…]

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Some Smart Ways to Be Smart: Guide to UR Resources

The University of Rochester offers a myriad of academic resources to help you with your course work. Being aware of these resources and taking advantage of them to the fullest can help you complete your classes with flying colors! The first person you seek for answers to your questions is your Teacher Assistant (TA). The[…]

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Living Off Campus: The Rochester Edition

Living on campus is a large part of the college fantasy that high school students imagine and parents fear. For students who decide to dorm, living on campus is typically the first time that they have been away from home long-term. At the University of Rochester, students are required to live on campus for their[…]

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How the Arts Help Create a Balanced Life at College

University of Rochester. Prestigious. Heavily STEM focused, with huge draws for students in engineering, business, or pre-med. But fear not. This is not a rant about humanities vs. STEM, or the benefits of cons of any major over another. This is about something all students can benefit from—art. Not just art in the sense of[…]

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